Tourist: Sunday Stills


© irene waters 2018

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© irene waters 2018

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© irene waters 2018


© irene waters 2018


Tourists look

at scenes of beauty


saving the moment

to relive when back in their normal humdrum existence

Their pennies helping the local economy

While the tourist  works and saves new pennies

There is yet somewhere they have not yet travelled.

In response to Sunday Stills prompt Tourist

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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16 Responses to Tourist: Sunday Stills

  1. iScriblr says:

    Wonderful shots!❤


  2. Charli Mills says:

    An interesting reflection on the tourist industry. I was thinking about how tourism has changed. In the US, families scrimped pennies to go camping, and now wealthier families go to those same places and glamp. It’s like the crowds and costs have changed and yet it doesn’t seem to support the old mom and pop places of years ago. Tourist ponderings.

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  3. I’m sort of done with traveling, but love to watch the hundreds of tourists enjoying our lovely city! Business people are especially happy they are here!

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  4. We tourists are suckers for sights and trifles.

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  5. I enjoyed your poem/thoughts, Irene. The photos are great too.

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  6. NorCal Zen says:

    Wonderful composition Irene. Thank you for sharing.

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